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No. 7 - Quartet

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Hi-Faloot: Observe the loving mother bird,
Up in the spreading tree,
Correct with stern but loving word
Her tender chickadee.
Kee-Otori: The feathered youngster tries to flap
His embryonic wings,
While mother cheers the little chap,
As to the bough he clings.
Hunni-Bun: He makes a most heroic jump,
Alas it is in vain.
She says: "Don't mind a little bump,
Just try in once again."
Tee-To: Flutter, little bird and keep on trying.
Others: Trying,
Tee-To: Bye and bye you will be flying.
Others: Flying.
Tee-To: You can do it, take my word,
Keep on fluttering, little bird.
All: Flutter, little bird and keep on trying,
Bye and bye you will be flying.
You can do it, take my word,
Keep on fluttering, little bird.
   
Hi-Faloot: At dinner parties you have met
Young Mister Parvenu,
Who views the knives and forks and spoons,
And wonders what to do.
Kee-Otori: He eats the blue-points with a spoon,
For fish he'll use a knife.
He can't pick out the salad fork
To save his mortal life.
Hunni-Bun: At last the demi-tasse is served,
A la Martin's, New York,
The only tool that he has left,
One lonely oyster fork.
Tee-To: Flutter, little bird and keep on trying.
Others: Trying,
Tee-To: Bye and bye you will be flying.
Others: Flying.
Tee-To: Watch the hostess, mum's the word.
Keep on fluttering, little bird.
All: Flutter, little bird and keep on trying,
Bye and bye you will be flying.
Watch the hostess, mum's the word.
Keep on fluttering, little bird.
   
Hi-Faloot: You've seen the man from up the road
With lots of ready cash,
Who takes a suite at ten per day,
And hopes to cut a dash.
Kee-Otori: His dinner coat is very short,
His hat is very high,
The fourteen karat stud he wears
Will blind each passer-by.
Hunni-Bun: But ignorance with him is bliss,
And he's a happy man.
Although his tie is ready made,
His shoes are russet tan.
Tee-To: Flutter, little bird and keep on trying.
Others: Trying,
Tee-To: Bye and bye you will be flying.
Others: Flying.
Tee-To: All beginners look absurd.
Keep on fluttering, little bird.
All: Flutter, little bird and keep on trying,
Bye and bye you will be flying.
All beginners look absurd.
Keep on fluttering, little bird.
   
Hi-Faloot: The woman who is up-to-date
Must join a reading club,
Where matrons meet to analyze
The popular flub-dub.
Kee-Otori: It's hard on Mrs. Malaprop
Who used to be a cook,
And until hubby struck it rich
Had never read a book.
Hunni-Bun: She thinks that Kipling wrote Beaucaire,
And can't get in her head
Why Shakespeare doesn't write more books,
She doesn't know he's dead.
Tee-To: Flutter, little bird and keep on trying.
Others: Trying,
Tee-To: Bye and bye you will be flying.
Others: Flying.
Tee-To: Clubs are helpful, so I've heard.
Keep on fluttering, little bird.
All: Flutter, little bird and keep on trying,
Bye and bye you will be flying.
Clubs are helpful, so I've heard.
Keep on fluttering, little bird.

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